ADARE

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | EATING OUT -

Yet another tiny restau­rant that it’s nigh-on im­pos­si­ble to get a ta­ble in, but when you do see what the fuss is about. Some of the best value cook­ing around, the lunchtime small and large plates cost just ¤5 and ¤10 but many of the “small” plates are full meals in them­selves.

There’ll be no af­ter­noon slump with the spiced seafood chow­der or the risotto of pancetta, pea, chili & pars­ley. At night, the menu comes at ¤25 for two cour­ses, again great value. They have house wine by the glass or you can BYOB, and you can bring your own vinyl to play on their record player. Groovy.

THE WOOLLEN MILLS

42 Or­mond Quay Lower, Dublin 1, Ire­land 01 828 0835, the­wool­len­mills.com ¤ Call­ing it­self an “eat­ing house” was right on the money, be­cause you’ll over-or­der here and still lick the plates clean. In a well-re­stored old mill build­ing with great views of the Ha’apenny Bridge, we hope the out­door ter­race re­mains as hos­pitable in win­ter.

The cur­ried crab claws with sam­phire (¤16) are de­li­cious and the ham hock, baby potato, black pud­ding and poached

THE GOOD ROOM

Rose Cot­tage, Adare, Co Lim­er­ick, 061-396 218 the­good­roomadare.ie, ¤

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